The Clinical Fellow (Higher) post has been developed for anaesthetists who have completed or nearly completed a recognised anaesthetic specialist training programme, including someone who already possesses a CCT in Anaesthesia. They should ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in anaesthesia, with some time spent in UK or equivalent system. The posts offer the opportunity to increase general anaesthetic experience prior to taking up a consultant post. Addenbrooke’s offers exceptional experience in Neuroanaesthesia, Upper GI and Colorectal Surgery, airway experience including ENT, major reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery and Maxillofacial, Women’s Health, Paediatric Anaesthesia, regional Anaesthesia and Trauma, Transplant Anaesthesia, most major surgeries and acute and chronic pain management. The hospital is also the East of England Major Trauma Centre.
The main theatre suite currently has 22 theatres. There are also 6 theatres in the Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre, 3 additional theatres for neurosurgery, 2 theatres in the Cambridge Eye Unit, 2 obstetric theatres and 2 theatres in the Princess of Wales Day Surgery Unit in Ely. There is a dedicated body angio, neuro angio and endoscopy suite.
The Department of Anaesthesia provides comprehensive anaesthetic services to the following specialties:
The Department is responsible for the Chronic and Acute Pain Service and for Adult Intensive Care. It is also responsible for the organisation of the Day Surgery Unit, including facilities at Ely.